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Professor of Physical Geography, Swansea University

• I am a tree ring climate scientist specializing in stable isotope analysis of trees.
• I teach climate science, employability, and career skills, program direct Swansea University’s College of Science foundation degree schemes, and run two major science outreach programs.
• Current research focus is on changing carbon water relationships in trees and Oak Decline syndrome in the UK.
• Research funders currently – Forest Research and the UK Forestry Commission, DEFRA, Woodland Trust, Woodland Heritage, I am also a National Geographic Explorer (Borneo research funded through Nat Geo).
• Steering Committee member UK Palaeoclimate Society.
• Significant STEM Outreach profile. (co-PI of our current £2 Million EU and Welsh Government funded STEM Outreach Centre).

1997 B.Sc. Geography and Geology, University of Birmingham.
2003 Ph.D. Geography, University of Wales Swansea: “The Response of Pine Tree to the climate in the Southern French Alps and the Paleoclimate Potential of Stable Carbon Isotope Ratios”.
2014 Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Swansea University (Merit).


  • –present
    Professor Of Physical Geography, Swansea University


  • 2003 
    University of Wales, Phd in Geography